The world of Yoda collectibles is vast, as the Master Jedi once said, “size matters not,” but the universe of Star Wars collectibles, and specifically, Yoda items, continues to grow immensely.
Since Master Yoda first appeared in ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ he’s been a legendary character in one of the most popular, successful, and epic movie series in history. As a mentor of Obi-Wan Kenobi and eventual teacher to Luke Skywalker, Yoda is perhaps one of the most important characters in the George Lucas-created Star Wars franchise. The Star Wars franchise that’s so incredibly valuable, it was purchased by Disney for $4 billion in 2012.
One Of The Most Important Characters Of All-Time?
As you may very well be aware, in Star Wars, Episode III, Revenge of the Sith, Master Yoda was one of only two Jedi to survive Order 66. Even though the small green Jedi master played a vital role by inspiring Luke Skywalker to listen to the Force, his character’s popularity in the Disney-owned Star Wars franchise might be equally important as a massively valuable asset.
Yes, Luke Skywalker is a great Star Wars character, and just about everyone knows Darth Vader’s story, but can you think of anyone so iconic and important to an entire franchise as Yoda? I don’t think I can. Or perhaps I should say, think-I-can-I-don’t.
Disney has taken the Star Wars franchise to an entirely new dimension over the last 9 years. Some valuations estimate the Star Wars franchise to now be worth over $10 billion and climbing. Of all the amazing movies produced in the Star Wars prequels and sequels, the movies’ value only accounts for roughly 20% of the overall franchise revenues. And what makes up the biggest piece of the pie in the enormous Star Wars franchise revenues? Toys and merchandise are responsible for 36%. Who is at the center of this colossal Disney empire? That’s right, Master Yoda.
Forbes magazine has described the toys and merchandise from the Star Wars franchise as the “crown jewel.” There’s no denying the incredible force of merchandise sales and the collectability of the Star Wars characters. Yoda and his co-starring cast have racked up an astounding $12 billion in revenues from toys and merchandise throughout the franchise’s history.
Legendary Jedi Master Yoda Collectibles
There are endless Yoda collectibles on the market, from trading cards to action figures, life-sized replicas, and authentic movie props and toys. Some of the most valuable Yoda items are original figures still in the box and authenticated by a third-party grading company.
When it comes to Yoda collectibles, you can find almost anything you’re searching for on eBay and Amazon, but there are also dedicated websites catering to Stars Wars collectors specifically. Some offering re-sale items and vintage collectibles, and other companies offering officially licensed replicas. The world of Yoda collectibles is vast, and for die-hard fans, there are many options.
Yoda Action Figure
Collecting Master Yoda action figures is a serious subject. Sales of the Yoda action figure on eBay range from $100 all the way up to several thousands of dollars. Vintage and original Star Wars mini-figures still in the box, and in good condition are incredibly valuable these days. A Yoda figure from 1983 graded and authenticated by AFA in mint condition recently sold on eBay for $3,800.
In 1980, Hasbro debuted the original Yoda action figure during The Empire Strikes Back release. Since then, Hasbro has produced dozens of figures based on each movie from the Star Wars series.
The mini Yoda figure from 1980 can be found for under $100 if it’s out of the box. And if you’re looking for an inexpensive piece of Yoda history without the hassle, these items are the way to go. But to become a Yoda action figure master, you need to investigate the world of certified, graded, and authenticated Yoda collectibles. This is where you will find the true potential of Yoda action figures receiving the highest values.
PSA Star Wars Yoda Collectibles Card
To give you an idea of the value for a PSA-graded Topps Star Wars card from 1977, an Obi-Wan Kenobi recently sold for $5,000. This was card #6 in the 1977 Topps series and rated a Gem Mint PSA 10. I’m not sure if you could call this the Obi-Wan Kenobi rookie card since he was actually 57 years old when he was featured in the original Star Wars movie, but as far as PSA rated 1977 Topps Star Wars cards go, this Jedi Master holds the highest selling price so far.
So how does the value of PSA-rated Yoda trading cards hold up? Actual sales are in the thousands of dollars. A few weeks ago, a 1980 Topps Star Wars Burger King Yoda card with a PSA 10 rating sold for over $2,000.
For the die-hard Yoda collectibles aficionado, there’s a company that can virtually bring the mini Jedi master to life. Sideshow Collectibles has created a life-size Yoda statue with stunningly realistic features. The Yoda figurine stands 32″ tall and is so life-like you may feel like he’s ready to give you a few words of advice at any moment.
The life-size Yoda statue by Sideshow Collectibles sells for $2,500. Created by sculptors Mat Falls and Earl Ellis, the life-size Yoda statue is one of the preeminent Stars Wars collectibles figures in existence. Not only does Sideshow Collectibles offer a Yoda figure, but they also have created a Baby Yoda life-size figure measuring an imposing 16.5″ tall. Also known as Grogu, Baby Yoda has been featured on Star Wars: The Mandalorian, with a raving reception. The life-sized Baby Yoda collectible is currently selling for $375 on the Sideshow Collectibles website, and it’s sure to be a figure you’ll want in your Star Wars collection.
Sideshow Collectibles is a “modern-day renaissance studio specializing in licensed and original creations.” The company produces dozens of life-sized Star Wars characters and many other popular figures. Their focus is on bringing the best 3D representations and cultural icons to life.
How to View Baby Yoda in 3D
If you really want to check out Yoda or Grogu, otherwise known as Baby Yoda, but can’t afford a real life sized Star Wars replica from Sideshow Collectibles, try Google’s 3D version. When searching for “Baby Yoda” or “Grogu” in the Google mobile search app, you will see a “View in 3D” button. Next, tap the “View In Your Space” button to project Grogu into your living room or office with VR.